Spinoza Now

Spinoza Now


What does it suggest to contemplate, and with, Spinoza at the present time? This assortment, the 1st commonly interdisciplinary quantity facing Spinozan idea, asserts the significance of Spinoza’s philosophy of immanence for modern cultural and philosophical debates.
attractive with Spinoza’s insistence at the centrality of the passions because the web site of the inventive and efficient forces shaping society, this assortment opinions the impulse to transcendence and regimes of mastery, exposing common values as illusory. Spinoza Now pursues Spinoza’s problem to desert the temptation to imagine during the prism of demise which will arrive at a really liberatory proposal of freedom. during this daring recreation, the essays accumulated right here expand the Spinozan undertaking past the disciplinary obstacles of philosophy to surround all sorts of life-affirming task, together with the humanities and literature. The essays, taken jointly, recommend that “Spinoza now” isn't really lots an announcement a few “truth” that Spinoza’s writings can disclose to us in our current state of affairs. it's, particularly, the injunction to stick to the angle that affirms either necessity and impossibility.
participants: Alain Badou, École Normale Supérieure; Mieke Bal, Amsterdam institution for Cultural research; Cesare Casarino, U of Minnesota; Justin Clemens, U of Melbourne; Simon Duffy, U of Sydney; Sebastian Egenhofer, U of Basel; Alexander García Düttmann, Goldsmiths, U of London; Arthur Jacobson, Yeshiva U; A. Kiarina Kordela, Macalester collage; Michael Mack, U of Nottingham; Warren Montag, Occidental collage; Antonio Negri; Christopher Norris, U of Cardiff, Wales; Anthony Uhlmann, U of Western Sydney.

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